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Published on May 7, 2014
Watch the full-length program at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365243455... (US Only) View these industrious rodents, once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and "employers." The program airs Wednesday, May 14 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). For more, visit http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/ A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grassroots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools in the effort to reverse the disastrous effects of global warming and worldwide water shortages.